Empowerment Centre Project
We’re making a stand
The Empowerment Centre has a mission to equip girls with knowledge and skills for successful futures. Since launch, the goal has been to generate local resources and allow girls to return back to school, who were forced to drop out mainly due to pregnancy and child marriage. The project ensures that girls are given skills for sustainable employment and so my network has provided funds for a set of tailoring machines which will allow 6 girls to be trained per day. Our donation is made via GlobalGiving UK to Nyanza Initiative for Girls Education and Empowerment who are working on the ground in Kenya.
Why we’re standing tall
The challenge is to protect, promote and ensure that the rights of women and girls are respected. The Centre focuses specifically on the rights to education and sexual and reproductive health. The right to education is a bridge to other rights, giving young women the power to decide their own futures.
We work so well together
This project aims to break the cycle of poverty by empowering women and girls. Giving girls a second chance in life fires up their dreams and enables happier futures. Boke is 15 and lives with her widowed mother. In her community, female genital mutilation and child marriage are the norm. Sadly, before NIGEE were able to rescue her, she got pregnant, and is currently living in extreme poverty. Thanks to the support of the Empowerment Centre, she will resume school this year.
For more information on the project visit GlobalGiving